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5 Ways You Can Give Back to Your Employees During the Holidays

The holiday season is now in full swing, and as a shop owner, you’re probably thinking about how to best lead your team during this time. Between the hot chocolate and the carols, there will be a lot you’ll have to navigate, including holiday pay and time off requests.

Section 179 for Auto Repair Businesses

Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows business owners to write off the entire cost of a piece of equipment, renovations, or other assets in the first year instead of writing off an asset a little bit at a time over a five, fifteen, or thirty-nine year period.

10 Ways to Connect With Customers this Holiday Season

The holidays are a special time of year when we make memories with the family, give thanks, and spread joy. However, with social distancing guidelines still in effect, this holiday season will look a little different. Here are 10 ways you can still connect with your customers this holiday season.

New Progress for Automotive Right to Repair in 2020

During this year’s general election, the state of Massachusetts helped open the door for auto repair shops to work on connected cars in the near future. This act benefits all of us who work in independent auto repair.

5 Ways Your Shop Can Give Back During the Holidays

Goodwill and charity make the holidays a wonderful time of the year. With all the ways to pay it forward, here are our top five way you can give back during the festive season.

How Your Auto Mechanic Shop Can Pick Up More Business When Times are Slow

As the seasons change, so does the influx of customers in y our shop. Luckily, we have some great tips on how to maintain a healthy sales funnel and rake in business during the slow seasons.

Tekmessage: True Two-Way Texting for the Auto Repair Industry

At Tekmetric, we've created the most requested feature by users: true two-way texting. You and your guests can now communicate with each other in a seamless, hassle-free way.

How Auto Service Writers Can Improve Workflow

Simply your tasks and improve workflow by getting to know your customers. Taking detailed notes can make it easier to work with even the most difficult clients.

Leadership Principles for Shop Owners

Recently awarded Houston Business Journal's Most Admired CEOs of 2020 - Sunil Patel gives us leadership tips to motivate, collaborate, and innovate.

Forecasting With Realtime Reports

Learn how you can leverage two of Tekmetric's realtime reports in combination to forecast

Tekmetric Makes Top CEO List

Tekmetric is pleased to announce that our co-founder Sunil Patel has been selected by Houston Business Journal as one of the Most Admired CEOs.

Are Your Auto Repair Partnerships a Two-Way Street?

What to consider before entering into an auto repair shop partnership.

Self Assessment: Auto Repair Partnerships

Generally, there are 3 types of partnerships. Use our thought-provoking assessment before entering a partnership.

How Auto Repair Shops Should Use Social Media to Increase Business

Tips on how auto repair shops can use social media to engage and attract customers.

6 Ways to Maximize the Efficiency of Your Team

The more efficient your shop is, the better your month-over-month performance will be. Here are 6 strategies you can use to boost team efficiency.

The Latest on Paycheck Protection Program for Auto Repair Shops

Will there be another round of PPP funding? If there is, will you be ready? Get the latest information about COVID-19 loans for auto repair shops.

7 Tips to Alleviate Coronavirus (COVID-19) Concerns

We want to provide shop owners with some tips for limiting the risk of exposure and reducing concerns that stem from the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope your auto repair business can use some of these suggestions to help your guests and staff.

Why Now is a Great Time to Tune-Up Your Auto Repair Business

This may be an unprecedented time in human history, but it's also an open window for innovation. What you do now will have a big impact on the future of your business.

How to Protect Your Auto Repair Shop from Chargebacks

Protecting your auto repair shop from credit card chargebacks doesn't just start when the payment is being processed. Save yourself the hassle. Here are some tips to prevent chargebacks altogether.

How Tekmerchant Text-to-Pay Saves Auto Repair Shops Time & Money

Improve your guest experience & shop efficiency with a contactless payment solution.

Auto Repair Shops: How to Help Your Team During COVID-19

Tips on how to keep your auto repair team strong during Coronavirus COVID-19.

8 Ways to Adjust Your Auto Repair Business Strategy for COVID-19

Ideas to tweak your auto repair shop business strategy after Coronavirus COVID-19 affected the economy.

Resources to Help Auto Repair Owners Navigate COVID-19

How can you navigate through uncertainty? Here is a list of articles organized by topic to help auto repair shop owners during COVID-19.

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